Saturday, 23 August 2014

"Charlotte" Infinity Scarf with Buttoned Band

Introducing the "Charlotte" Infinity Scarf with separate optional buttoned band.

A deliciously long and cosy Chevron scarf worked in pretty stripes in Cream, Plum and Rose.

 


Finished item measures 74" x 10".

You will need around 450-500 yards (approx 250g) yarn to complete this item.

You also need a 4mm and a 4.5mm hook, and 4 wooden buttons.

Difficulty:  Intermediate



“Charlotte” Infinity Scarf/Cowl

Materials:  1 skein Worsted Weight yarn in each of 3 Colours; I used Rose (Colour A), Plum (Colour B), and Cream (Colour C).  4mm and 4.5mm hooks; yarn needle, 4 wooden buttons.

Abbreviations:  sc = single crochet; dc = double crochet; sk = skip; sl st = slip stitch; beg = beginning; ch = chain; rep = repeat.

Gauge:  12 dc and 8 rows on 4.5mm hook = 4”

Dimensions: 74” x 10”

**Pattern is written in US terms, a chart to convert to UK terms is included at the end.**

Scarf:
   
With 4.5mm hook, and Colour C, chain 239 + 3 for turning chain (242)

Row 1:  Begin pattern by working 1 dc in 4th chain from hook, dc in each of next 2 chain, sk2 ch, dc in each of the next 4 ch, *ch2, dc in the next 4 chain, sk 2 ch, dc in each of the next 4 chain*; rep from * to * to  end.  Ch2, Sl st to top of beg ch3 to make a loop. 

 You may find it helpful to sew up the gap at the bottom of the stitches here, as you will be using that ch2 loop in the next row.

Row 2:  Ch3, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, *sk 2 dc, dc in next 3 sts, (1dc ch2 1dc) into ch2 space**, dc 3*; rep to last st, ending last repeat at **; sl st to beg ch3.  Slip stitch back 1 st, so that you are always starting the new row on the 2nd dc of the (1dc, 2ch, 1dc) combination, to ensure that you always begin the row with a group of 3 dc.  Change to Colour A on the last st.

Rows 3-6:  Rep Row 2 (4 times), change to Colour B on the last st.

Rows 7-8:   Repeat Row 2 twice.  Change to Colour C on the last st.

Row 9:  Repeat Row 2 once.  Change to Colour B on the last st.

Rows 10-11:  Repeat Row 2 twice.  Change to Colour A on the last st.

Rows 12-15:  Repeat Row 2 (4 times).  Change to Colour C on the last st.

Rows 16-17:  Repeat Row 2 twice.

Fasten off and weave in ends.


Tie Band: 

With Colour C and 4mm hook, chain 42.

Row 1:  Dc in 4th chain from hook, dc in next 2 ch, *sk 2 ch, dc in next 4 ch, ch2, dc in next 4 ch* rep to last 6 sts; sk 2 ch, dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in last st.  Change to colour A.  Turn

Row 2:  Ch3, dc in next 3 sts, *sk2, dc in next 3, (dc, ch2, dc) in next sp, dc in next 3*, rep  to last 5 sts, sk 2 sts, dc in next 2, 2 dc in last st.  Change to colour B. Turn

Row 3:  Ch3, dc in same st, dc in next 2, *sk2, dc in next 3, (dc, ch2, dc) in next sp, dc in next 3*, rep  to last 5 sts, sk 2 sts, dc in next 2, 2 dc in last st.  Change to colour C. Turn

Row 4:  Rep Row 3, Change to Colour B.  Turn.

Row 5:  Rep Row 3, Change to Colour A.  Turn.

Row 6:  Rep Row 3, Change to Colour C. Turn.

Row 7:  Rep Row 3. Do not turn.

Leave Colour C attached, but tidy up ends.

Button band and buttonhole band.

With colour C, pick up where you left off.  Working now along the short end of the band..

Row 1:  Ch 1, sc across to end, turn.

Rows 2-4:  Ch1, Work 3 rows sc,  Fasten off.

Attach yarn to the other short end.

Row 5:  Ch1, sc across

Row 6:  Ch1, sc across

Row 7:  Ch3, dc in same, ch1, sk2, dc in next 3 sts, ch1, sk 2 sts, dc in next 3 sts, ch1, sk2, dc in next 3 sts, ch1, sk2, dc2 in last st. Do not turn.

Row 8:  Ch1, sc all around band edge, working (sc, ch1, sc) into the corners.

Fasten off, weave in ends.  Sew on 4 buttons to match with the 4 buttonholes made.

Your Infinity Scarf with buttonband is complete!

©AG Handmades 2014





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